Ivan Watson, the face behind untold stories that get the press coverage in one of the world’s most watched media, is a CNN senior international correspondent based in Hong Kong.
He joined the channel in 2009. Before joining CNN, Ivan was working in National Public Radio (NPR) for eight years working as a reporter on significant events that took place in the Middle East, Central Asia, and West Africa. He was even there when America invaded Iraq and the trouble that soon followed after that.
Ivan is best remembered for the time he got arrested by the plainclothes Turkish policemen during live reporting in Istanbul for CNN in 2014. He was detained while reporting from Taksim Square when he was reporting on the first anniversary of Taksim Square Protest.
Is Ivan Watson Married Or Single?
The veteran journalist, who updates the fans about the married life of many top professionals does not fancy revealing if he is dating or not. Ivan has been able to maintain his private life away from the media. There are no any details available on his relationship whether he is a married man or not.
His secrecy brings along an uncertainty that he might be waiting for a perfect wife material to start an affair.
Besides that, Ivan is an active user of his social account and often flaunts and tweet about his family and siblings rather talking about his relationship.
Ivan showcases his sadness for leaving Turkey in crisis due to sister's wedding via Twitter on 10 June 2013 (Photo: Ivan Watson's Twitter)
For instance, back on 10 July 2013, he tweeted a post regarding his sister that he did not want to leave Turkey at the time of crisis but he had to go because his lovely sister was getting married.
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As of now, it seems that Ivan is a workaholic man and is more focused on his career rather being involved in love affairs.
Ivan Watson’s Career, Salary
Ivan Watson, whose age remains a mystery, celebrates his birthday on 25 November of every year. Though his wiki information is very scant, he is athletic and stands at a proper height. He belongs to white ethnicity.
He did his higher studies from Brown University and earned a BA in international studies. He also speaks Russian and French. Evan is the recipient of many awards including two Emmys for News & Documentary for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story.
Coming from a family that gave priority to knowledge and education, he has been associated with media for over two decades. He is among the senior staff working in CNN and a veteran journalist.
He joined Hong Kong bureau in 2014 and currently works as the Senior International Correspondent for CNN’s Hong Kong bureau just like Joe Johns, who is the American Senior Washington Correspondent for CNN.
He joined the Hong Kong bureau in 2014. In the current days, he mainly focuses on news and events of Asia Pacific regions. Previously, before moving to Hong Kong he worked being based on countries like Istanbul, Turkey, and others.
Being one of the most watched channels, he continually gets attention from millions of viewers and his followers for the breaking news and stories he follows. He loves outdoors and going to musical events while he is not reporting where he likes to socialize with the opposite sex.
He had been stationed in Turkey for many years for CNN where he has reported on broad areas from politics to culture and about its transition from a traditional Muslim country into a secular one.
While there he was also very instrumental in bringing forward the issues of gays and lesbians where he reported on Gay Pride Parade, one of the most colorful festivals in Turkey. Though he is not gay himself, he often delves into issues and incidents related to LGBT communities.
Ivan is a successful person regarding his career and accomplishments. Being a correspondent, he also gets a handsome amount of salary from his career. However, he has not disclosed the exact figure of his salary and net worth.
Nevertheless, His net worth is somewhat close to six figures by the estimation. Moreover, the average salary of the correspondent at CNN ranges from $86,430-$187,385.